TC men’s soccer 2-0 for the week

Bransyn Felty battles Sterling?s Jonathan Perdomo during the second half Wednesday. Felty scored a goal and assisted Philipp Wahl with Wahl?s third goal in Tabor?s 4-1 victory. Felty also scored two goals in Tabor?s 5-1 victory over Southwestern Saturday. Janae Rempel / Free PressThe Tabor College men?s soccer team earned two conference victories last week.

Southwestern?Tabor used a big first-half effort to gain a 5-1 victory Saturday.

Four Bluejays scored goals before halftime to put Tabor in front for good.

Bransyn Felty kicked things off with a goal assisted by Philipp Wahl in the 17th minute.

Wahl, who was named KCAC Offensive Player of the Week, scored six minutes later, assisted by Manuel Miranda-Cortez.

Francisco Gallinal joined the scoring action with a goal in the 30th minute assisted by Alberto Checa, and Checa concluded first-half scoring with a goal in the 40th minute assisted by Wahl.

Felty scored again in the 67th minute. Southwestern got on the board in the 88th minute.

Tabor out-shot Southwestern 23-13, including 10-4 on-goal. Goalkeeper Tom Gaskell had three saves.

Sterling?Tabor gained a 4-1 victory Wednesday.

The teams were locked at 1-1 at halftime after Sterling opened scoring in the seventh minute and Philipp Wahl answered for Tabor with a goal in the 35th minute.

?We struggled early,? coach Grant Brubacher said. ?We had a new midfield from the previous match, and we struggled to get it going. We made an adjustment and added Manuel Miranda-Cortez to the midfield, and he gave us better continuity. That was the most important move of the match.?

Tabor blanked the Warriors in the second half.

Bransyn Felty scored off an assist by Wahl in the 54th minute, then Wahl scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.

Wahl added his third goal of the night off a Felty assist in the 85th minute.

?Philipp had an excellent game,? Brubacher said. ?He has played extremely well with the changes we have made.

?He also filled an important need for us by sliding into the midfield and defending well. Still, he scored a goal and had an assist from the midfield.?

Tabor outshot Sterling 18-5, including 9-1 shots on goal.

?Defensively, we played a pretty good game,? Brubacher said. ?Generally when you give up one shot on goal, you expect to win.?

With the win, head coach Grant Brubacher surpassed his father Don Brubacher as Tabor?s all-time leader in coaching wins.

?It is an honor to hold the all-time wins record for Tabor College men’s soccer,? Grant Brubacher said. ?The fact that I passed my father, who has taught me so much about the game and about coaching, makes it a very special accomplishment. I am also proud of the many players who have been a part of this success, as most of the credit belongs to them.?

Coming?Tabor (3-0, 4-7) will compete at 13th-ranked Kansas Wesleyan (2-0-1, 8-2-2) tonight at 8:30 p.m. and will host Friends (2-1, 6-4-1). Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

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